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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened its Mumbai '˜Region', its sixth in Asia Pacific. AWS says more than 75,000 India-based customers are already using other AWS Regions. 'Starting today, global and India-based developers, start-ups, enterprises, government organizations, and non-profits can leverage the AWS Cloud to run their technology applications from infrastructure in India, and provide even lower latency to India-based end users,' AWS said.

AWS defines a '˜Region' as being 'a physical location in the world where we have multiple Availability Zones.' Each Availability Zone 'consists of one or more discrete data centers, each with redundant power, networking and connectivity, housed in separate facilities.' The new Mumbai Region has two Availability Zones at launch.

It adds: 'Availability Zones are connected to each other with fast, private fiber-optic networking, enabling you to easily architect applications that automatically fail-over between Availability Zones without interruption.' AWS says: 'Customers focused on high availability can architect their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones to achieve even higher fault-tolerance.'
AWS CEO, Andy Jassy, said the company's 75,000 Indian customers, along with others, 'Have asked for an AWS India Region so they can move their applications that require low latency and data sovereignty.

AWS also recently opened its third AWS point of presence (PoP) in Delhi for its content delivery network (Amazon CloudFront) and DNS service (Amazon Route 53). It joins Mumbai and Chennai, and is part of the global AWS network of 56 edge locations across the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.

AWS also announced that in the past 12 months the number of Indian partners joining its partner program had grown over 80 percent. 'AWS SIs such as Infosys, TCS, Wipro, HCL, Accenture, PwC, Blazeclan, Minjar, Frontier, Intelligrape, Progressive, Cognizant, and Team Computers are helping enterprises migrate to AWS, deploy mission-critical applications on AWS, and are providing a full range of monitoring, automation, and management services for customers' AWS environments,' it said.

AWS ISVs in India include SAP, Microsoft, Adobe, Druva, Freshdesk, Manthan, Indusface, Newgen, RAMCO, Seclore, Mediology, Mithi Software, Vinculum, Infor and Splunk.

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